With his trademark blend of storytelling, faith and psychological insight, New York Times best-selling author Thomas Moore turns his attention to the most enduring story of them all: the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Moore uses passages from the Gospels, archetypal stories and ancient myths to explore the idea that Christmas can only be fully understood as belonging to everyone - as a plan for the entire human race. This may be the most profound reflection on the meaning of Christmas in a generation.
In our fast-paced society, we often overlook the needs of our inner selves. This best selling guide shows how to add depth, meaning, and spirituality to your life by nurturing the spirit. By teaching you how to sense the sacredness of everyday things, it will help you solve emotional problems, ease frustration, and gain new perspectives on what living means.
In Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore explored the importance of nurturing the soul and struck a chord nationwide - the book became a long-term best seller, topping charts across the country. Building on that book's wisdom, Soul Mates explores how relationships of all kinds enhance our lives and fulfill the needs of our souls.
The New York Times best-selling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow up to his classic Care of the Soul. Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who've turned away from religious institutions - and others who have lived wholly without religion - hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion's strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One' s Own, best-selling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.
"Powerful and Inspiring"
In this special 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore's best-selling book, Care of the Soul, listeners are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life - everyday activities, events, problems, and creative opportunities - and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in even ordinary things.
Writing, according to Thomas Moore, is sacred practice. Though we often don't think of it in these terms, everything we write - whether a love letter or a shopping list - connects us to the classic tradition of logos, or word. Once a revered practice, guarded by monks in the sanctity of the scriptorium, writing continues to offer us all direct passage to the soul's innermost corridors.
"very inspiring material to start writeing anything"
Best-selling author and internationally known lecturer Thomas Moore finds people everywhere he goes who express unhappiness with their work lives and ask, "Why am I doing what I'm doing?" In A Life at Work, Moore takes listeners through the transformative process of discovering their deepest purpose in life.
"Wish I had it when I was in the thick of things!"
In our age of science and psychology, it's tempting to think of human sexuality in terms of biology and interpersonal relationships. But in The Soul of Sex, Thomas Moore regards sex as an experience of the soul and emphasizes the more human themes of fantasy, desire, meaning, and morality. Moore turns especially to the religious traditions of the world, to rites, stories, and visual imagery that see in sex some of the most profound mysteries of life.
This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.
"Okay, but a bit boring."
The need to love and connect with others creates intimacy, but it also creates many difficulties, even failure. But Thomas Moore emphasizes that if you are willing to live through these difficulties, your life is enriched and the soul thrives. "Soul-intimacy" can be cultivated in many ways, even in letter-writing and conversations. It can be deepened through sexuality and jealousy, relationships that have gone stale, and even the pain of endings.
"Old Fashioned Ideals Ruin An Interesting Message"
According to Thomas Moore, people today have lost the deep, direct, and vivid sense of what it means to live with passion and with originality and that beneath the ideas of who we are and who we should be lies an original self. The fifty meditations in this collection offer fresh interpretations of living with that original self rather than conformity.
As much as science tries to answer all our questions and technology tries to make life easier, there is always a part of us that hungers for something greater. "We have souls that need meaning and purpose as much as the body needs food and water," says Thomas Moore. With A Personal Spirituality, this respected teacher presents a guide for cultivating your own practice and faith - not based on laws etched in rigid tradition but on your inner yearning for wisdom and truth.
"good for anyone who is spiritually seeking."
The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life opens up the care of the soul and the search for intimate life to the ordinary world in which we live every day. Millions of listeners who found comfort and substance in Moore's previous bestsellers will discover in this new audiobook ways to restore the heart and soul of work, home, and creative endeavors through a radical, fresh return to ancient ways of living the soulful life.
In Waking Up, Volume 2, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with seven teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
"sounds true has again conducted great interviews. "
Creativity, offers Thomas Moore, can make your life sacred. On Thomas Moore on Creativity, the bestselling author of Care of the Soul opens a doorway to a life rich in the blessings of everyday creativity. With a sweeping command of history and art, Moore transports us to the age of the great philosophers, who saw creativity as a direct link to God.
"Outstanding - why have I waited so many years?"
This is a manual for living from the heart. Moore uses the great teachers and writers of the past and present as teachers for today who can point us toward a richer, more spiritful, and soul-filled life. He uses many of the sources that influenced and inspired his books.
Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.
"Good stories, not keen on the narrator"
Your soul is an inner universe: vast, mysterious, powerful. Yet no aspect of the psyche is more neglected than the soul. Distinguished scholar, teacher, and theologian Thomas Moore leads us to the furthest reaches of this complex realm on Soul Life. From the ashes of the Renaissance, Moore has revived the concept of the soul and studied its intricacies. Now he shares with us a series of ideas that can deepen our everyday experience.
Few experiences stir the emotions and throw a person into crisis as illness does. If affects not only the body but also the spirit and soul. Illness is about life and death, fear and hope, love and conflict, spirit and body. And yet, the healthcare system is not structured around these considerations—our doctors and other medical professionals are not trained to deal with the whole person.
Many of the disciplines of monastic life can be successfully applied to everyday life. Find out how prayer, meditation, chants, and more can be used to enrich our often mundane existence. Thomas Moore, the best-selling author of Care of the Soul, was a member of a monastic order for 13 years.